Leadership Development Through Volunteer Activities

Volunteering is an opportunity to develop new skills and experience the world in a way one would not necessarily have in a work situation. The nature of volunteering can enable an individual not only to understand areas of passion but also open doors to opportunities, develop new professional and leadership skills, and create professional connections, all of which can facilitate the pursuit of a fulfilling career.

The volunteer experience is not just about oneself; I encourage people to create opportunities to work with and help others develop leadership skills along the way. Helping others develops your personal leadership skills.

In a serious search for volunteer activities starting in 2008, after retiring from my first career, my main goal was to investigate possible career paths in statistics. From 2008–2012, I enjoyed many volunteer activities:

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